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MSNBC
Sep 26, 2010 7:00am EDT
. when comedy central stephen colbert came to testify before congress about the plight of migrant farm workers, he did so in character as a right wing, blow hard cable anchor. it's not clear whose reputation took a bigger hit today, congress' or colbert's. >> as we've heard this morning, america's farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is to stop eating fruits and vegetables and if you look at the recent obesity statistics you'll see that many americans have already started. >> it didn't stop at capitol hill. harry reid and sharon angle supporters broke out into a full on brawl at a local christian school. politics gone mad at the top of the show. plus, the republican pledge to america. what does it really mean? some on the right say it's pablum to change votes and change nothing. some on the left say it's nothing more than a smokescreen to disguise radical ideas. and the comeback kid with another comeback. how many does he get? bill clinton may be the go-to guy president obama needs to save him and his party. at least in th
CNN
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. gordon gekko is back in theaters. and pete dominick is in town. he got to hook up with stephen colbert. nation, tonight's word, truthiness. t's just outside of . sure, i can download directions for you now. we got it. thank you very much! onstar ready. call home. hi, daddy! i'm on my way. send to car and...done! you have one saved destination: dillon beach. would you like those directions now? yes, i would. go north on route 1. check it out. i can like, see everything that's going on with the car. here's the gas level. i can check on the oil. i can unlock it from anywhere. i've received a signal there was a crash. some guy just cut me off. i'll get an ambulance to you right away. looks like our check engine light's on. can you do a diagnostic check for us? everything's fine. oh, but you've got a loose gas cap. safely connecting you in ways you never thought possible. onstar. live on. i'm ahmed mady and i'm a homebuilder. my father brought me up to give back to society... felicia jackson promised her late sister that she would take care of her children. but she needed help. i used my am
MSNBC
Sep 28, 2010 1:00am EDT
extensions until after the election. >>> nancy pelosi praised the testimony of stephen colbert, steny hoyer hated it. which side is joe biden on? more from my interview with the vice president. o has been saving people money on rv, camper and trailer insurance... ...as well as motorcycle insurance... gecko: oh...sorry, technical difficulties. boss: uh...what about this? gecko: what's this one do? gecko: um...maybe that one. ♪ dance music boss: ok, let's keep rolling. we're on motorcycle insurance. vo: take fifteen minutes to see how much you can save on motorcycle, rv, and camper insurance. >>> last week senate majority leader harry reid postponed the discussion of tax cut extensions until after the election. speaker nancy pelosi has yet to announce if the house will tackle the issue before congress adjourns friday. if they squeezed in a vote before the last session it would be symbolic because there's no chance of taking up the bill before the election. vice president biden just told us he respects the judgment on the legislative strategy of the tax cuts. continuing with me now is keith
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. the house leadership doesn't know what to think about stephen colbert's testimony last week. nancy pelosi was glad he testified. steny hoyer thought it was embarrassing, the topic of tonight's rewrite. also ahead, "saturday night live" is ahead and jumping right into the midterm elections. the season premier turns its sights on christine, no relation, o'donnell. keith, live television is the only place mistakes can happen. >> you asked for it. >> we're going to be right back on "the last word." maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when the unexpected happens. whatever you want to do, members project from american express can help you take the first step. vote, volunteer, or donate for the causes you believe in at membersproject.com. take charge of making a difference. >>> turning expiring bush tax cuts. for politics of it, i'll be joined again by keith olbermann. >>> nancy pelosi praised the testimony of stephen colbert, steny hoyer hated it. which side is joe biden on? more from my interview with the vice president. [ male announcer ] you are a busines
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 9:00pm EDT
% still undecided this week's political drama didn't end there. today comedian stephen colbert made his way to capitol hill to offer testimony on the american farm industry, in particular the illegal immigrants on which it relies. take a look at this. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. america's farm are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables the answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that
FOX News
Sep 25, 2010 5:00am EDT
's political drama didn't end there. today comedian stephen colbert made his way to capitol hill to offer testimony on the american farm industry, in particular the illegal immigrants on which it relies. take a look at this. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. then sliced by guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilean gives me a brazilian. america's farm are too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables the answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, you will see many americans have already started. i started with preconceived notions of my good labor. after working with these men and women, picking beans and packing corn, hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun, i have to say and i mean this sincerely, please don't make me do this again. >> sean: conyers had an odd and strange request. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself. and that you let us get on with the th
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 5:00am EDT
no personnel decisions will be announced until after the election. >>> stephen colbert has a meeting with lawmakers this morning. he is testifying before a house committee on immigration and let's get more now from fox 5's sherry ly. she is live on capitol hill. it will be an interesting one, sherry. >> reporter: it sure will. you know, a lot of people will be watching. stephen colbert may be a comedian but this hearing and his appearance on capitol hill is no joke. while you may not think he is the ideal person as an expert witness on illegal immigration, anyone who has watched his show knows that he recently joined up with the united farm workers to take the job of a migrant work ore a farm. colbert's nightly report featured the ufw's tax our jobs campaign which invites u.s. residents to replace illegal immigrants working on farms. the comedy central host spent a day working in the field being picking beans and sorting corn in a packing house. he will appear with the ufk to testify about his experience before a house judiciary committee. the hearing called protecting america's harv
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 6:00am EDT
makes light of the the bill political headlines of the day but the cause behind stephen cole we are's trip to capitol hill is no laughing matter. we are live with more on the controversy surrounding his visit coming up. fox 5 morning news starts right now. >> good morning. it is friday, september 24, 2010. can you tell it is a foggy washington, d.c. this morning as we continue to heat up today. good morning. thank you for waking up with fox 5 morning news. i'm sarah simmons in for gurvir. >> i'm steve chenevey. tony perkins is here as we get ready for a hot one today p. >> our two weather stories, the fog that we have that is dense in places. and then the heat continues today. i think today will be warmer than yesterday. we could set a record for today believe are to not. let's take a look at the current temperatures around the region where we are primarily in the 70s. some spots, the upper 60s. but it is 7 # in d.c. 70 in baltimore. 7 # at patuxent naval air station. 67degrees out at dulles airport at this hour. here is a look at the sat-rad. -- 72 in d.c. 7 # at 73 at participatio
CNN
Sep 26, 2010 11:00am EDT
questions? >>> and you may have heard that jon stewart and stephen colbert are coming to town. is this comedic fodder, street theater, or cultural criticism? >>> dick cabot on "satire and social change." i'm howard kurtz, and this is "reliable sources." >>> network presidents are very much like baseball managers. job security isn't part of the package. jeff zucker told me he knew he might be shown the door when cable giant comcast agreed to buy nbc news from general electric, but that didn't make him any less emotional about being booted from the place he spent the last quarter of a century. >> jeff zucker, the ceo of nbc news universal, a former executive producer this broadcast and the "today" show, announced he'll be leaving his post pending comcast assuming control of the company with regulatory approval. he is a 24-year veteran of the company orcheas he p-- or, as ht it in a note to employees, that would be all of his entire adult life. >> from his early days as katie couric's producer, zucker kept the news division strong, managing the transitions from couric to meredith
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 8:00pm EDT
was stephen colbert testifying in front of al congressional commission today. we will tell you and it might annoy you. jon stewart and colbert announcing rallies like glenn beck did in d.c. or, like bmc software, you can dream it and do it. bmc lists on nasdaq, the world's most innovative can-do exchange. [ tires screech ] [ engine revving ] [ drums playing ] [ male announcer ] 306 horsepower. race-inspired paddle shifters. and f-sport-tuned suspension. all available on the new 2011 lexus is. it isn't real performance unless it's wielded with precision. >> bill: impact segment tonight. according to a recent gallup poll just 18% of the american public approves of congress. stephen colbert recently spent a day working on a farm in upstate new york demonstrating what migrant workers go through. >> you said take our jobs please. i came and worked out there harvesting america's crops. tell me, do i have what it takes to be a migrant farm worker? >> i'm sorry, sir, but you are not qualified. >> oh, thank god! can i go home now? >> please. >> where is my driver? pablo? thanks, pablo. let's go. >>
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm EDT
politics jumped the shark. when comedy central stephen colbert came to testify before congress about the plight of migrant farm workers, he did so in character as a right wing, blow hard cable anchor. it's not clear whose reputation took a bigger hit today, congress' or colbert's. >> as we've heard this morning, america's farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is to stop eating fruits and vegetables and if you look at the recent obesity statistics you'll see that many americans have already started. >> it didn't stop at capitol hill. her ay reid and sharron angle supporters broke out into a full on brawl at a local christian school. politics gone mad at the top of the show. not in the "sideshow." plus, the republican pledge to america. what does it really mean? some on the right say it's pablam to change votes and change nothing. some on the left say it's nothing more than a smokescreen to disguise radical ideas. and the comeback kid with another comeback. bill clinton may be the go-to guy president obama needs to save him
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 9:00am EDT
times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> all right, stephen colbert will be testifying before congress. half spoken word, half dance number. [ laughter ] >> the big story, you heard right. comedian stephen colbert is in d.c. to testify before congress, particularly about immigration outside a house committee. sherri ly is live with details. >> reporter: stephen colbert may be a comedian but his appearance on capital hill today is no joke. you wouldn't think of him as a person that was an expert on illegal immigration but anyone who watches his show knows he recently joined up with the united farm workers to spend a day on a farm as a migrant worker. the comedy central host will testify about his experience doing that alongside the ufw at a house judiciary subcommittee hearing on illegal immigrants working in agriculture. his stint as a farm worker appeared on his show last night, the could be air report. last month he spent the day on a farm in upstate new york picking beans and sorting corn. it's part of the ufw taking our jobs campaign, inviting americans to replace an undoc
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 10:00pm EDT
by an american. >> stephen colbert in character testifying before congress about immigration, but not all the lawmakers were laughing. >>> and take a l te you how dru tried to sneak 21 pounds of pot past customs at dull hess airport. >>> we begin tonight with -- dulles airport. >>> we begin tonight with that devastating fire in virginia. thanks for joining us. i'm shawn yancy. >> i'm brian bolter. three homes in virginia badly damaged. now we're hearing what it was like for the man inside the house where the fire started. fox 5's bob barnard with this one. >> it was a tense two hours or so in that manassas neighborhood as fire quickly spread from one house to another. you're about to hear a voice from inside the home where the fire started, but first some of the others who couldn't believe what they were seeing. >> 911. where is your emergency? >> there's a house burning in sumner lake. >> reporter: it's just after 3:00 thursday afternoon. a house on tillett loop in manassas has caught fire fanned by strong winds. the flames quickly spread. 911 calls begin flooding prince william county f
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 1:00pm EDT
to be a standoff right now. and a remarkable moment on capitol hill today. comedian stephen colbert appeared in front of a committee on immigration and border security and, basically, mocked the issue? and the hearing. and the lawmakers sat there and took it. before things even got started, however, one lawmaker did apparently see what was coming and asked ahead of time that kohl bay bare -- colbert make his statement in writing. >> i would like to recommend that now that we've got all this attention, that you excuse yourself and that you let us get on with the three witnesses and all the other members there. >> i'm here at the invitation of the chairwoman, and if she would like me to remove myself from the hearing room, i'm happy to do so. i'm only here at her invitation. >> that is correct. >> well, thank you very much. that's fair enough. >> the gentleman's time has expired. megyn: so john conyers, a democrat, wanted colbert to go, but the chairwoman, sow lofgren, wanted him to stay. and what happened next looked like a big joke, but not everyone was laughing. just ahead, stephen colbert'
ABC
Sep 23, 2010 7:00am EDT
're refusing to give him back. >>> and mr. colbert goes to washington. why stephen colbert is testifying before congress. and why the only thing we need is fear itself. he's there live this morning. >>> good morning, everyone. with colbert here, we need you full strength. >> i feel a lot better than i look. i have jake tapper, just in case my voice gives out. >> put me in, coach. i'm ready. >> shove me out of the way. >> for a second, i thought he was too eager to jump in there. >>> let's get to the news this morning. the republican party pledge to america. they're unveiling it today. spelling out exactly what they would do if they took control of congress. promising to shrink the size of government. get control of the deficit. we saw president obama lashing out at it. and we'll have paul ryan here. he's one of the party's rising stars. we'll talk about it in a couple minutes. >>> also this morning, we'll hear the chilling confession of one of the men accused in the brutal home invasion in connecticut. what he says really happened that day. and why his words could lead to that conviction. >>> w
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 7:00pm EDT
or political spectacle? still to come some of stephen colbert's testimony on captiol hill. >>> and why sometimes it is a good idea to pack your own parachute. seriously. the story is up connection next. >>> the sixth amendment of the constitution garns you the right to a speedy trial. but lawyers for the man accused of stabbing five people in michigan say they don't need one. hi is also suspected in three stabbings in lees bug, another in ohio. he is facing a murder count and five attempted murder charges in michigan. >>> in belgium, headlines are filled with the details of a trial surrounding a deadly love triangle. a 26-year-old woman is charged with cutting the parachute of her 88-year-old romantic rival -- 38-year-old romantic rival. both women were in love with the parachuter and they were jumping together but the woman's parachute didn't open. >>> students a at the university of virginia spent the day talking to each other trying to stop violence around them. the dialogue was spur bad think myrrh of love. a series of discussions about campus safety and violence prevention highlig
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 2:00pm EDT
jon stewart and stephen colbert get together, the angry middle of the country, who knows what lies around the bend. >> i want to read what a republican out of utah said about colbert testifying. what a joke. all the serious issues we have and we have colbert as an expert witness. >> very predictable. i'm sure many are hearing you read the words and saying hell yes. me, i laughed when i heard them. it was a very well done routine. it was five minutes. on your job when somebody shows up with a balloon or a stripper because it's somebody's birthday -- >> where do you work? >> huh? >> where do you work? >> msnbc. it was a moment of levity for the congress. let them have one. >> i want to play another clip from colbert e testifying at the hearing. let's play it. >> do you think it was appropriate that he testified today? >> of course, i think it's appropriate. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i am happy to use hi celebrity draw attention to this important complicated issue, and i certainly hope my star power can bump this h
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 6:00pm EDT
is kidnapped and then forced to help rob the bank. >>> comedian stephen colbert took his tookt capitol hill to talk about illegal immigrant farm workers. >>> the top drug enforce many agency wants everybody to clean out their medicine cabinets this weekend. >>> the redskins still don't know who their starting left tackle will be. they do say they're ready for sam bradford, the number one overall pick. plus the terps want to get back on track against florida international tomorr >>> in florida, they're still trying to sortout a bank robbery that ban the at the apartment of a bank teller. according to investigators, the two men broke in around midnight. they held the teller and his father. then they strapped a bomb to his chest. two of the robbers took him to the bank and forced him to open the vault. the third suspect stayed behind with the teller's father. eventually all three of the robbers got away. it is not clear just how much money they got. nobody was injured. >>> sarah shourd is the american hiker who spentore a year in iran. we have gotten word that she met with mahmoud ahmadinejad
NBC
Sep 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
as the comedian stephen colbert brought his fictionalized late-night tv character to an actual congressional hearing where he had been invited to testify about a single day he spent on a farm courtesy of the farm workers union. he was hardly the first celebrity to testify before congress, but nobody had seen anything quite like this before, and there's never been a climate quite like this one before. our white house correspondent savannah guthrie is here with us in our new york studios with more on this to start us off. >> reporter: as is customary in washington, colbert submitted prepared written remarking before his testimony, and they looked straightforward enough. when he sat down to testify, he went off script and into his comedy routine. and not everyone is laughing tonight. on capitol hill today, more evidence of why some americans think washington is a joke. the comedian stephen colbert, was billed as an expert witness on farm labor. and testified in character. >> congresswoman asked me to share my vast experience, spending one day as a migrant farm worker. i'm happy to use my celebr
ABC
Sep 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
. >>> political theater. stephen colbert on capitol hill to highlight a serious issue. but did it serve his cause? or just show contempt for congress? >>> hostage drama. robbers kidnap a florida bank teller, strap a bomb to his chest, then use him as a weapon to get the money. >>> vintage baseball. the only video of what may be the greatest game ever played, socked away for 50 years in bing crosby's wine cellar. >>> and children's crusader. our troubled schools need a super hero, and we found one. he's our "person of the week." >>> good evening. the phone calls were ugly and harrowing. they came early in the morning, late at night, over and over again. in these tough times, it may be no surprise that debt collectors calls are the country's top consumer complaint, but these ones crossed all boundaries of decency. racist, pornographic, even targeting someone who owed nothing. tonight, our investigation has found the callers behind these vile shakedowns were hired by a company working for one of america's banking giants. chief investigative correspondent ryan brosz brian e this evidence is stunning.
MSNBC
Sep 27, 2010 5:30am EDT
including one leading united states congressman calling stephen colbert's capitol hill testimony the other day an embarrassment. >>> plus, new york governor david paterson confronts his "saturday night live" likeness face to face in the "snl" season premiere. what critique could the real paterson have for the phony one? >>> 5:30 a.m. here in learning plaza in the heart of new york city. the white house and democratic leaders in congress are both acknowledging that a vote on the expiring bush tax cuts will likely not take place until after the midterm elections. house speaker nancy pelosi had suggested a vote could be held this week before lawmakers leave town to campaign for the elections. but majority leader steny hoyer said he doubted congress would hold a vote because the legislation is stalled in the senate. regardless, both parties are using the delay as political ammunition before the midterms. on "meet the press" yesterday, mike pence and democrat chris van hollan argued whether tax cuts for the nation's highest earners would help create jobs. >> i think it would be unconscionable f
FOX News
Sep 24, 2010 10:00pm EDT
asking comedian stephen colbert to testify before congress in character as a conservative talk show host. why would colbert testify at a hearing about migrant workers? it comes back to a segment on his show when he went a day picking beans and packing corn. griff jenkins has the story about a wild day today on capitol hill. >> reporter: today stephen colbert appeared as an expert witness before a house judiciary committee to testify about his experience as a migrant work field. he appeared at the of democratic subcommittee chairwoman. the appearance drew mixed reaction here. even one committee member, democrat john conyers asked colbert to submit his testimony in writing and leave. while the nature of the hearing is a deadly serious one, mr. colbert's testimony was anything but. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. i want it picked by american. sliced by a guatemalan and served by a venezuelan in a spa where a chilian gives me a brazilian. >> i'm asking to you leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> i'm here at the invitation o
NBC
Sep 25, 2010 6:00am PDT
>>> good morning. showtime. comedian stephen colbert appears before congress testifying at a hearing on immigration. >> this is america. i don't want a tomato picked by a mexican. >> did his tongue-in-cheek performance mock congress or send an important message? >>> out of control. a florida mom arrest and charged with child abuse after egging on her teenage daughter's catfight. and it was all caught on tape. >>> and bailed out. lindsay lohan is free this morning just hours after a judge ordered her back to jail. we'll have the latest episode for the troubled young actress. today is saturday, september 25, for the troubled young actress. today is saturday, september 25, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday. i'm lester holt. >> i'm amy robach. a lot of people may have thought they were watching "the colbert report." actually, no, it was a real subcommittee hearing in congress. >> i have to tell you. i didn't know whether to laugh out loud or cringe because it was awkward at times. colbert not the
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 10:00am EDT
gaining. >>> at a house subcommittee hearing on agriculture and farm workers, comedian stephen colbert is there now and it was really interesting and probably awkward for him. he shows up this morning and the chairman of the house committee, representative john conyers asked him to leave and then the woman who invited him there, said can't he stay and give his testimony, which was about the ten hours he spent picking fruit and the interview that he did with zoey, now he's being questioned by members of this committee after making his statement. well, she's asking the question, let's go back to that tape at the beginning of this hearing. >> congresswoman asked me to share my experience spending one day as a migrant farmworker. i am happy to use my celebrity to draw attention to this important issue. i hope my star power can bump this up to c-span1. as we heard this morning, america's farms are far too dependent on immigrant labor to pick our fruits and vegetables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. if you look at the recent obesity statistics, many
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 8:00pm EDT
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FOX News
Sep 25, 2010 10:00pm EDT
. >> geraldo: so funny. love them or hate them, jon stewart and stephen colbert are at the forefront of political debate. colbert testified about migrant farm workers. >> americans farms are for too die pendent on immigrant labor to pick fruits and veggables. the obvious answer is for all of us to stop eating fruits and vegetables. eventually americans may consider taking these ons again. or maybe that is crazy. maybe the easier answer is to have scientists develop vegetables that pick themselves kimberly guilfoylthemselves. >> kimberly: that is one solution. here to give us his take is steven crowder. what do you think about the testimony of colbert. there is a lot of controversy about it. >> we are talking about it. talking about it with you. i love geraldo but you are more fun to look at. everry time i'm here he is not here. i think he bailed. >> kimberly: finds you frightening. >> the feeling is mutual. nancy pelosi, a lot of things you can say, she is old, she is mean, but not stupid. she understands the value in entertainers and using cultural icons for their cause and the trut
FOX News
Sep 23, 2010 1:00pm EDT
yesterday came from a police interrogation of the suspect, in which stephen hayes admit to raping and killing jennifer pettitte and giving a very bizarre explanation for doing what he did. also, jurors were introduced to some very graphic cell phone pictures taken of joshua sarjasky sexually assaulting 11-year-old makaila, also the chief medical examiner took the stand and told exactly how the young girls died. >> the testimony was graphic, buglio tpheufplt had interrogated hayes moments after his arrest and he was telling the detectives he raped pettitte after jakkowski sexually molested is is-year-old makila. add to go the heart break, cell phone pictures taken by saljetski of what he did with the young daughter, he painted a picture of criminals desperate for money, of a robbery that went horrifically wrong. the medical examiner testified about the final moments of makaila, saying soot was found in the house, which was set on fire. both bodies were burned but the doctor couldn't say whether the burns occurred while the girls were alive. dr. pettitte briefly spoke with the media
MSNBC
Sep 24, 2010 12:00pm EDT
have your producer inside the courthouse. >>> crowded cameras and reporters flanked stephen colbert heading into congress this morning but one lawmaker did not think that was so appropriate and actually asked the tv personality to leave. >> i'm asking you to leave the committee room completely and submit your statement instead. >> happy to do so. i'm only here at your invitation. >> nbc news correspondent luke russert is on capitol hill. luke, if nothing else, colbert is definitely bringing to our attention this issue that touches on a lot of things of concern to a lot of americans right now, immigration, jobs, and our food. >> right. stephen colbert testified before a subcommittee about immigration. he was talking about the plate of a lot of undocumented farm workers in the country, a lot of the folks that pick the apples and oranges that we use every day of our lives. what he was trying to get to, quote, migrant workers suffer have no right. he was a little comedic but he was also serious. take a listen. >> i've got to ask why isn't the government doing anything? maybe this ag job
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 5:30pm PDT
for stephen colbert. today he returned the favor testifying before a house subcommittee in character as a faux commentator. not the strangest thing that's ever happened on capitol hill, but close. congressional correspondent nancy cordes was there. >> reporter: with stephen colbert at the witness table, this congressional hearing felt more like open mic night. >> i certainly hope that my star power can bump this hearing all the way up to c-span 1. >> reporter: the fake conservative t.v. host was invited to testify about the plight of migrant farm workers after he accepted a challenge on his show. >> i'll do it. >> reporter: to spend a day packing corn or picking beans. >> are there any beans in the shade? when you're picking beans you have to spend all day bending over, it turns out-- and i did not know this-- most soil is at ground level. if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we make the earth waist high? >> does one day in the field make you an expert witness? >> i believe one day of me studying anything makes me an expert. >> it's standing room only in there right now. >> reporter: out
NBC
Sep 25, 2010 5:00am EDT
, a baltimore city principal. >> and stephen colbert went to capitol hill to make crucial statements on immigration reform. >> the live h.d. doppler radar. the satellite imaginary is in here, too. they don't show up all that well. you can see a couple sprinkles up around west virginia into pennsylvania. behind that, in ohio and just into west virginia, western west virginia, just west of the mountains, there is a cool front. it reaches down into tennessee. the rain is much more vigorous down in tennessee, mississippi, and alabama than it is this far north. when the front comes through, you have to make changes. that's all right. if we get out of the 90's and only be in the 70's or 80's over the weekend, that will be a step in the right direction anyway. let's look at the current readings outside. it is warm this for this time of year. humidity still up in. 66%. 29.87 the pair metric fresh. that's low. it has been showing a falling tendency for the past couple hours. that front still is west of us and moving in. southwest wind at 3 miles per hour. litter winds become more westerly and
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 4:25am EDT
times. foreman is being charged as an adult. >>> comedian stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning. he is testifying about immigration before a house committee. we are getting more now from sherry ly live on capitol hill with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. i know a lot of people out there are thinking stephen colbert isn't exactly the person you would consider an expert witness on illegal immigration. but he is coming here to testify along with the united farm workers after take the ufw up on its would have to have u.s. citizens or legal residents replace illegal immigrants working on farms. he has fee you ared the take our jobs campaign on the colbert show. last month, he spent a day at an upstate new york farm as a migrant work arer parking boxes of corn and picking beans in the field. today, he will appear alongside the u fw on testify during a house committee hearing on farm workers who are illegal immigrants. he will return to washington next month for a rally on the national mall. it is part of dueling rallies by comedy central hosts. some 60,000 people a
CNN
Sep 24, 2010 11:00am EDT
. comedian stephen colbert tells congress about his day as a migrant farm worker. >>> the military special ops weather team in action. a critical unit when war depends on the battlefield forecast. >> what does this have to do with weather? >> well, you have to be alive to report the weather. >>> and home, after more than a year in an iran prison, sarah shourd sits down today with cnn. >> nothing in life can prepare you for something like this. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm don lemon. tony is off today. those stories and your comments right here right now in the cnn newsroom. >> but, up first, mr. colbert goes to washington. comedy central funny man stephen colbert brings his spin to serious issues, farm labor and immigration. he testified momenting ago before a congressional subcommittee. here's his take on a day spent picking beans. >> i started my work day with preconceived notions of migrant work, but after working with these men and women picking beans, packing corn for hours on end side by side in the unforgiving sun i have to say, and i do this sincerely, please don't make me do th
FOX News
Sep 27, 2010 9:00am EDT
democrats on the fence to say, hang on a moment. >> bill, if they've got time to have a hearing with stephen colbert they can take a vote on pending tax relief. i believe all the tax cuts would be extending but they just don't want to hold that vote. bill: on the screen you can see for a family of four making $50,000 a year, if the tax cuts are not extended they will pay $2,900 more in taxes during a time when as you no and you've stated and we talked to stu varney that the economy is still struggling. family of four making a hundred grand a year pay $4,500 more in taxes. how do you think thinks this is going to happen. >> hopefully it will not. if the hreps -- republicans are in the house and senate you won't see any increase in taxes. this adds to uncertainty, we hear our small businesses talking about itment there is a growing i think incompetent in governing in washington. this is damaging i think for the democrats across the board. bill: one more question. john boehner said in his responsible, the most irresponsible thing he has ever known congress to do. is that hyperbole or do you agr
FOX
Sep 24, 2010 7:00am EDT
. >>> stephen colbert appears on capitol hill this morning, testifying about immigration before a house committee. we get more from fox 5's sherri ly on capitol hill. he's there for a serious reason today. >> reporter: he is, but when people say stephen colbert is testifying, it's like insert joke here, but this is a serious issue. he is testifying on capitol hill today. it has drawn a lot of fire from critics who say this is just a joke, but a spokesperson for that house subcommittee holding the hearing said this is a serious issue and this is not a tv stunt. according -- anyone who watches colbert's comedy central show, knows he spent time doing the job of a my grant worker, it's part of the united farms worker take our jobs campaign inviting u.s. citizens to replace illegal immigrants working on a farm for a day. colbert picked beans in a field and sorted corn in a packing house in upstate new york. today he'll appear as an expert witness to testify before a house judiciary subcommittee to talk about his experience. the hearing called protecting america's harvest will focus on food
CBS
Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm EDT
to you. >>> if stephen colbert's trip to captiol hill today was aimed at getting attention, it worked. how his testimony on undocumented workers went over with congress. >>> after a brief court appearance in beverly hills, lindsay lohan is sent back to jail for failing drug tests. i will have that story coming up. >>> but first, a bizarre bank robbery in miami. robbers strap a bomb to a teller and then force him to go to his bank to get the cash. >>> a bank hostage drama unfolded near the university of miami in coral gables. it has ended peacefully but listen to this, authorities say a bank of america teller was abducted this morning. he's now safe. the three suspects, who abducted him, got away. the fbi says a robber strapped a possible bomb to this man's chest, and forced him to steal money from the bank. the university of miami used text messages to alert students to the situation, which again is over. the university of virginia is holding day-long discussions about campus safety and violence prevention today. they are calling it a day of dialogue toward a caring community. this ev
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